Have you ever had oats in a smoothie? If not I highly recommend it!
Oats add a nutty flavor that blends perfectly with succulent peaches and blueberries.
HOW TO ADD THE MOST FLAVOR WITH FRUIT
When blueberries and peaches are not in season, they will be bland and not naturally sweet, making your smoothie bland and lifeless.
This might seem obvious, but use RIPE fruit for smoothies so you don’t have to add any extra sugar.
Unless it’s summertime, I always buy frozen blueberries and peaches. When fruit is frozen, it’s preserved at its peak.
Peaches can sometimes still taste bland when frozen, so you may need to add some honey to taste to sweeten this smoothie up to your liking.
HOW TO CONTROL THE SUGAR CONTENT IN A SMOOTHIE
To keep the sugar content as low as possible, use ripe fruit because it’s naturally sweeter.
Also, use unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice) and plain yogurt.
Once you blend the smoothie, add honey to taste if it needs a little more sweetness.
Can this smoothie be made in advance?
In order to make this smoothie taste as fresh as possible, I recommend freezing the blueberries, peaches, and oats together in a plastic bag or freezer-safe container.
When you are ready to make the smoothie add your milk of choice, yogurt, and lemon zest to a blender with the frozen ingredients. Easy peasy!
Do I really need to add lemon zest?
If you have a zester I highly recommend adding lemon zest. It adds such a brightness to the smoothie! Think of lemon zest as that special seasoning that perks up the rest of the flavors.
More delicious smoothie recipes
Bon Appetit Ya’ll,
Blueberry Peach Smoothie
- 2 cups fresh peaches or frozen peaches remove the pits from fresh peaches if using
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup uncooked oats
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond coconut milk or water may need to add an extra 1/2 cup if using all frozen fruit
- 5 ice cubes if using all fresh fruit
- Honey to taste
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender and serve immediately. Voila!